According to a survey by the company Gakujo, 74.4% of those planning to graduate in 2020 have already received unofficial job offers. Gakujo runs Asagaku Navi 2020, a job hunting site for new graduates. The rate of unofficial job offers rose 17.2 points from June, exceeding 70%. The survey broke down the results by humanities and science majors. The number of science graduates who got unofficial job offers surpassed that of humanities majors – 82.4% for the former, and 69.6% for the latter. On the other hand, the percentage of those who engage in continued job hunting was 46.4%.
On average, those who got unofficial job offers received them from 2.13 companies, and close to 60% of students received offers from several companies. Furthermore, the number of those who received such offers but declined them increased by 12.9% since June, reaching 48.8%.
This study was conducted from July 1 to July 10 of 2019. It was conducted in the form of an internet survey aimed at college and graduate students who planned on completing their courses and graduating in March 2020. 915 people replied.